PRIME SHEEP REPORT
Following falls of up to 70mm of rain over the weekend numbers were back considerably on the expected draw.
It was a good quality yarding with good numbers of heavy weight lambs along with only limited numbers of ideal trade weights.
There were a few pens of well finished new season lambs along with some well finished Merinos. A full field of buyers were in attendance and operating.
Light weight lambs to the processors were $7 dearer with the 12kg to 16kg 2 scores selling from $130 to $149/head. Trade lambs were $10 to $15 dearer selling from $156 to $200/head to average between 830c and 850c/kg cwt. Trade weight new season lambs sold from $186 to$195/head.
Heavy weight lambs were $9 to $13 dearer with the over 24kg 4 scores selling from $185 to $223/head to average between 640c and 730c/kg cwt.
The top lambs were from the Wellington district, sold to $223.20/hd while another run of lambs from the Yeoval district sold for $218/hd.
Merino lambs were up to $15 dearer with the trade weights selling from $150 to $172 while a line of very heavy Merino lambs sold for $190/head.
Hoggets sold to $181/head. The rain effected the mutton numbers with a smaller yarding of mostly good quality sheep.
The better quality Merino sheep were $2 to$5/head dearer while the crossbred sheep were a little cheaper on quality.
Merino ewes sold from $98 to $176 while the crossbred ewes sold from $134 also to $176/head. White Dorpers sold from $135 to $179 while Merino wethers sold to $166/head.